Total population of Kenya.
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The structure and growth of Kenya's total population has 2 distinct periods: 1) the period of rapid boundary changes, from about the beginning of the present century to about 1930, and 2) a subsequent period from 1930 to the end of WWII. Despite the uncertainty of the early population estimates, there was a considerable discussion on total population trends. When the results of the 1st national census were known in the early 1950s, annual estimates of the African population continued to be based on an assumed rate of growth of 1.5% per annum. Of the non-Africans, the European population has had the 3rd longest history in Kenya. The Arabs are among the oldest non-African immigrants in the geographical area of Kenya. The proportion of non-Africans has declined considerably between the last 2 censuses, from 2.86% of the total population in 1948 to 1.91% in 1969. The overall decline of the Asian population from the 1962 figure was 21.7%; the largest decrease was among the Europeans -- 27.2%, the lowest decline of 18.1% was among the Arabs.